CloudKid Presents TRUU - Making Grown Men Cry (ft. TEYA)
CloudKid welcomes back Austrian producer TRUU to the label, as well as Austrian vocalist, TEYA — whom he has worked together with previously — with ‘Making Grown Men Cry.’ The song is very much RAYE-esque inspired, considerably being a darker, alt-pop track with subtle hip hop hints to it.
TEYA says about the track, “The song is about not letting older, more influential men manipulate you, just because they think they can. // I won’t say what you wanna hear. Ain’t no way I will change for your fucking tears // is basically what I — and other women — should be able to say in order to stand their ground and not let themselves be emotionally manipulated by grown men who exhibit questionable, narcissistic behaviors.”
»... it's about standing your ground.«
Austrian-born, Berlin-based producer and artist, TRUU started to fall in love with dance and pop music at an early age. Later in his musical development, he became influenced by artists like Sub Urban, EMELINE and UPSAHL of whom ultimately cultivated some further inspiration for him musically. His last collaboration, “U in my head,” also on CloudKid and with Omido, reached over half a million streams to date. He is excited to, once again, work alongside Austrian vocalist, TEYA, whom at 12 years old, the athlete-turned-singer left her tennis career to pursue music. Apart from playing the saxophone in a jazz orchestra, she says it was her theatre experience that made her confident and ready for the stage. A few years later, she wrote her own song and began working in proper music studios. In 2020, TEYA officially started being a songwriter for other artists, frequenting songwriting camps for dance music, where she wrote a song for pop star Alexandra Stan, and Eurovision camps. Her edgy pop sound, red and black aesthetic and sharp, direct songwriting is now an established part of TEYA in the music scene. She will also be the Austrian contestant on the 2023 Eurovision Song content. Meanwhile on CloudKid, she and TRUU release their next track together, ‘Making Grown Men Cry.’